Child Find - Educating Children with Disabilities

Child Find

Under IDEA, school districts have an obligation called "child find." This means the district has an obligation to identify each child within the district who is a child with a disability, whether or not the child is in public school, or is even school age. If your child has a disability, he or she is entitled to a free appropriate public education (FAPE). The process begins when someone requests an evaluation of the child.


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IDEA & Section 504ConceptsFair and Appropriate Public EducationChild FindKinds of SchoolsPublic SchoolsPrivate SchoolsSpecial SchoolsDisability Evaluating and Assessingby Parent Requestby School RequestIndependent Educational EvaluationOngoing EvaluationsSpecial Education and Related ServicesSection 504 PlanIndividualized Educational ProgramExtended School YearTransition PlanDispute ProcessDue ProcessState ComplaintOffice of Civil RightsAdministrative AppealMediationDiscplineChange of PlacementManifestation DeterminationInterim Alternative Educational SettingTerms and Definitions

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